.....and then there is a little pause, I get a painful look on my face, and say, "Steven Flettshock .....". I could kick myself in the bottom for spending that money on those hair extensions I only kept in for two days, when I should have given it to an attorney to help with my name change. Now, since I have to give potential employers my legal name, I get to suffer through explaining myself. ....."ahhh, but please call me Stephanie." Then I explain being transgender stuck in the middle of transition, and from there on , I might as well get up and leave. I can see the wheels turning in their head thinking they will accept my application, but as soon as I leave, it will go into the trash. And this is for a minimum wage job where they hire anyone who walks in!
This, finding a job, is not going to be easy. I'm going to see when the next CNA class starts. (certified nursing assistant) I found out today that it pays $11 per hour around here, in some places anyway. Maybe I could continue studying and become a nurse some day. I think I'd like doing that.